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On-site Training Courses

Any course offered is available for on-site training

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For Suppliers and Tourism Authorities

Leverage our connections to proven referral partners, tour operators, travel agents and medical tourism and wellness facilitators from the USA and Canada who want to know more about you.

With one email or phone call, you can easily:

  • Conveniently coordinate your next discovery fam tour through the Center for Health Tourism Strategy.  You organize the stakeholders and hosting arrangements and we'll supply pre-qualified participants and established referral partners.
  • Receive guidance on what to include and how to design the ultimate destination discovery tour itinerary centered around what these pre-qualified participants need to see and experience
  • Include educational breakfast workshops each morning followed by daily tours designed to help them explore your destination and learn about your services so they can start sending you health and wellness tourism visitor referrals. The Center for Health Tourism Strategy will supply the trainers and workshop materials.
  • Organize B2B meetings between suppliers and participants. Tell us which suppliers will participate and we'll handle the B2B meeting appointments.
  • Coordinate all advertising and information collateral together with workshop materials and handouts on a single USB drive so participants don't leave expensive heavy brochures and booklets in their hotel room rubbish bin because there's too much to carry home. Supply professional photography and video clips they can use on their websites so your brand integrity and image is preserved.
  • We prepare information dossiers on each participant, their business focus, revenue model, verified industry experience, area of specialization and what they are looking for from your suppliers.

 

Web-based Training

  Focus on the skills you need!
Payer Contracting - Contracts, Appeals, Discounts

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Marketing - Marketing, Branding, Social Media

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Site Inspections - Medical Tourism Due Diligence

It's okay to clap along and tap your feet with the Health & Wellness Helper Bears and their friends as you watch these short instructional videos!

Hotel Site Inspections for Health Tourism (Maria Todd) 5:52
Ground Transfer Inspections for Health Tourism (Maria Todd) 3:04
Client Death: A Human and Public Relations Crisis for Health Tourism (Maria Todd) 3:34

Medical Skills - Anatomy, Physiology, Terminology
Compliance - Medical Records, Advertising, Privacy
Tourism - Travel & Tourism

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Hospitality - Health Tourism Guest Accommodations
Air Travel - Planning & Ticketing

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Health Facilities Commissioning Resources

Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements;
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Standard No. E90-99 (2002):
Source: American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959.  (See Section 250.2420.)

Standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals (2005)
  • ASHRAE Handbook for HVAC Systems and Equipment (2004)
  • ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications (2003)

Source: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30329:  (See Section 250.2480.)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • NFPA 101 (2000):  Life Safety Code (See Sections 250.2420, 250.2450, 250.2460, 250.2470, and 250.2490.)
  • NFPA 10 (1998):  Standards for Portable Fire Extinguishers (See Section 250.1980.)
  • NFPA 13 (1999):  Standards for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (See Sections 250.2490 and 250.2670.)
  • NFPA 14 (2000):  Standard for the Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrants and Hose Systems (See Sections 250.2490 and 250.2670.)
  • NFPA 25 (1998):  Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 30 (1996):  Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (See Section 250.1980.)
  • NFPA 45 (1996):  Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
  • NFPA 54 (1999):  National Fuel Gas Code
  • NFPA 70 (1999):  National Electrical Code (See Sections 250.2440 and 250.2500.)
  •  NFPA 72 (1999):  National Fire Alarm Code
  •  NFPA 80 (1999):  Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows (See Section 250.2450.)
  •  NFPA 82 (1999):  Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment (See Section 250.2440.)
  •  NFPA 90A (1999):  Standard for Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems (See Sections 250.2480 and 250.2660.)
  •  NFPA 96 (1998):  Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations (See Section 250.2660.)
  •  NFPA 99 (1999):  Standard for Health Care Facilities (See Sections 250.1410, 250.1910, 250.1980, 250.2460, 250.2480, 250.2490 and 250.2660.)
  •  NFPA 101-A (2001):  Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (See Section 250.2620.)
  •  NFPA 110 (1999):  Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  •  NFPA 220 (1999):  Standard on Types of Building Construction (See Sections 250.2470 and 250.2620.)
  •  NFPA 221 (1997):  Standard for Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls
  •  NFPA 241 (1996):  Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition Operations
  •  NFPA 255 and 258 (2000):  Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, and Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials (See Section 250.2480.)
  •  NFPA 701 (1999):  Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films (See Sections 250.2460 and 250.2650.)

Source: National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169:

Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Sixth Edition (2007); American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Distribution Center, P.O. Box 933104, Atlanta, Georgia 31193-3104 (800-762-2264) (See Section 250.1820.)

Guidelines for Women's Healthcare, Third Edition (2007)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Distribution Center, P.O. Box 933104, Atlanta, Georgia 31193-3104 (800-762-2264) (See Section 250.1820.)

Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 28th Edition (2009)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007 (See Section 250.1820.)

Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) of Pediatric and Neonatal Patients: Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines
American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, 2011 American Heart Association (AHA)
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007, or at pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/117/5/e1029.pdf (See Section 250.1830.)

Position Statement #3009 Minimum RN Staffing in NICUs
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Source: National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 4700 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, Illinois 60025, or at nann.org/pdf/08_3009_rev.pdf (See Section 250.1830.)

Structural Shielding Design and Evaluation for Medical Use of X-rays and Gamma Rays of Energies up to 10 MeV (1976)
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), Report 49
Source: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 800, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3095 (See Sections 250.2440 and 250.2450.)

Medical X-Ray, Electron Beam and Gamma-Ray Protection for Energies Up to 50 MeV (Equipment Design, Performance and Use) (1989)
NCRP Report 102
Source: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 800, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3095 (See Sections 250.2440 and 250.2450.)

Filter Units, Protective Clothing, Gas-mask Components and Related Products:  Performance Test Methods
DOD Penetration Test Method MIL STD 282 (1995)
Source: Naval Publications and Form Center, 5801 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120 (See Section 250.2480.)

National Standard Plumbing Code (2003)
National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC)
National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, 180 S. Washington Street, P.O. Box 6808, Falls Church, Virginia 22046 (703-237-8100)

International Building Code (2000)
The International Code Council
International Code Council, 4051 Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60477-5795 (See Section 250.2420.)

Specifications for Making Buildings and Facilities Accessible to, and Usable by, the Physically Handicapped (1968)
American National Standards Institute
Source: American National Standards Institute, 25 West 433rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10036 (See Section 250.2420.)

Essentials of Accredited Residencies in Graduate Medical Education (1997)
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Source: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 515 North State Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60610 (See Section 250.315.)

The Joint Commission, Hospital Accreditation Standards (HAS) 5e
Source: Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 (See Section 250.1035.)

Safe Practices for Better Health Care (2009)
National Quality Forum
Source: National Quality Forum, 601 13th Street, NW, Suite 500 North, Washington DC 20005, or from www.qualityforum.org

US Federal Government Publications:

"Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007"
"Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel, 1998
Department of Health and Human Services, United States Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: National Technical Information Service (NTIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (See Section 250.1100.)

"Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities:  Recommendations − Animals in Health Care Facilities"
"Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report", June 6, 2003/Vol. 52/No. RR-10
Department of Health and Human Services, United States Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS K-95, Atlanta, Georgia 30333

"Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings", October 25, 2002
Department of Health and Human Services, United States Public Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: National Technical Information Services (NTIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161

"Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008"
Department of Health and Human Services, United States Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333

"International Classification of Diseases", 10thRevision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)
National Center for Health Statistics and World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Source: thttp://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/

Jet Lag Tricks and Tips

Fam tours, speaking engagements, and client travel give us many reasons to trigger sleep problems. Here are some of our favorite tips:

Andrew Weil, MD 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise to help you fall asleep (also helps reduce cravings and stressors triggered by obnoxious people)
Acupressure points to induce sleep
The Best Pressure Points for Sleep and Relaxation
Hand Reflexology to Improve Sleep

Medicinal Cannabis Research and Health Tourism

DISCLAIMERS


Mercury Healthcare International, Inc. (MHI) is the owner and curator of this website.
The Center for Health Tourism Strategy is the research division of MHI
Mercury Advisory Group, a leading health and wellness tourism consulting firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI
Mercury Health Travel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI is a health travel administrator for employers and insurers.
MHI is a shareholder in Higowell, the first and only robust medical tourism and wellness tourism website framework of its kind.


Executive Director: Health Tourism Expert, International Keynote Speaker, Author and Strategist,  Maria Todd.
Contributors: The consulting experts and authors of the Mercury Advisory Group

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Telephone: +1(800)727.4160
 
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